Chicago Health Officials To Begin Testing Wastewater For Polio

Chicago Health Officials To Begin Testing Wastewater For Polio

The Chicago Department of Public Health announced that the city's wastewater surveillance program will expand to begin testing for poliovirus, with samples collected from reclamation plants that serve Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. While no case of polio has been identified in Chicago or Illinois at this time, city health officials said the expansion is a proactive measure to increase capacity to detect and respond to case of the virus. The preventative measure is likely in response to the detection …